Great Salt Lake State Marina

Great Salt Lake State Marina

Main Attractions
The marina provides boat launching facilities on the south end of the Great Salt Lake, along I-80 west of Salt Lake City. The marina includes a visitor center and gift shop.

Location
Located about 16 miles west of Salt Lake City.
From I-80, take Exit 104 to the marina.

Contact Information
Great Salt Lake State Marina
P.O. Box 16658
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 250-1898

Seasons/Open Hours
The park is open year-round, with no holiday closures
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees
$3 per vehicle
$1 per vehicle with a Utah senior 62+
$12 Camping Fee per night.

Description
The Great Salt Lake is popular for sailing, kayaking and other boating, and this marina provides launch facilities including paved ramps. In addition, it houses a search and rescue operations center and provides shoreline access for lake enthusiasts, bird watchers and others.

The marina channel has been dredged to provide safe boat access even when the lake's level is low.

The beach adjacent to the marina allows people to wade or swim in the Great Salt Lake. When the lake level is high, the beach is quite pleasant and popular. In recent years the lake level has been low and and the beach has not been as attractive.

A remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, the Great Salt Lake covers more than 2,000 square miles and is two-to-seven times saltier than the ocean. The lake attracts more than 257 species of birds, depending on the season, and is a major stop for millions of migratory birds.

Activities
Boating
Swimming
Bird watching
Picnicking

Camping
None

Facilities
Marina boat ramp
Boat dry storage
Boatslips
Concession services
Marine pump out station
Modern restrooms
Showers
Picnic area

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